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Minnesota child dies of COVID-19; positive cases see third-highest day since start of pandemic

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(St. Paul, MN) – A Minnesota child has died of COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health data released Monday.

The child was five years old or younger, according to MDH, and was one of four deaths in the state.  The child was from Clay County, in western Minnesota.  It’s the first death of a child in the state that has been attributed to COVID-19.

All four deaths involved people in private residences.  Two of the deaths were patients in their 60’s from Olmsted and Ramsey counties.  The fourth death involved a person in their 90’s from Scott County.

Minnesota’s death toll now stands at 1,545.

The state reported 922 new confirmed positive cases of the virus, the most since May 21st, when 982 cases were reported, and the third-highest since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded on March 5.

Here are the newest cases in Southern Minnesota counties:

Blue Earth – 7
Brown – 1
Cottonwood – 1
Freeborn – 2
Lyon – 1
Martin – 3
Mower – 2
Murray – 2
Nicollet – 2
Nobles – 1
Waseca – 3
Watonwan – 1

Hospitalizations are down 11 from Sunday, with 247 people hospitalized, 115 in intensive care.


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